EA, ArchiMate and BPMN for
Business Strategy

Course Description:

This course is ideal for business architects and analysts who are new to Enterprise Architect as well as ArchiMate and BPMN. It covers the ArchiMate business layer plus motivation and strategy elements for capturing business architecture and strategy. It also includes BPMN for creating hierarchical business process models.

Enterprise Architect
BPMN
ArchiMate

Duration:

4 days

Prerequisites:

No prior Enterprise Architect, ArchiMate or BPMN experience is required.
A background in business architecture is helpful.

Equipment:

Webinar
Enterprise Architect

For on-site delivery the customer should provide a suitable training room with a screen or projector to connect to our trainer’s laptop and a whiteboard or flipchart. All delegates require a PC or laptop running Enterprise Architect.

For webinar delivery delegates require a PC or laptop running Enterprise Architect with an Internet connection (a headset can be helpful). If you wish to test your environment join a test WebEx meeting: www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

A trial version of Enterprise Architect is fine for training and can be downloaded from Sparx Systems website: www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea/trial.html. It is also helpful to have a mouse as this makes creating diagrams much easier.

Course Style:

40% theory, 60% practical.
Each module is accompanied by paper and hands-on exercises to allow delegates to apply the theory and become confident using Enterprise Architect.

Delegate Handouts:

Each delegate receives a folder containing all the course slides and comprehensive theory notes which form excellent reference material. Folders also contain exercises and suggested solutions. Following successful completion of the course each delegate receives a certificate.

Course Modules:

  • Delegate background and objectives
  • Timetable and course outline

EA Teaching – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1.5 hours

  • Introduction to EA
  • Navigate the EA user interface
  • Create project models in EA
  • Create diagrams in EA
  • Understand the structure of EA projects
  • Create and delete elements in EA
  • Search for elements in EA

ArchiMate Teaching – 0.5 hour

  • What is ArchiMate
  • ArchiMate core layers and extensions
  • Mapping to TOGAF
  • Language structure
  • Derived relationships
  • Stakeholders, viewpoints and views
  • Relationship with UML and BPMN
  • ArchiMate as a toolkit

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 1 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1.5 hours

  • Create business layer diagrams in EA
  • Business actors and roles
  • Model actors and roles in EA
  • Explore traceability in EA
  • Use relationship matrix in EA
  • Organisation viewpoint
  • Present organisation viewpoint in EA
  • Business functions and data flows
  • Create business functions and data flows in EA
  • Business processes and events
  • Business object model and relationship
  • Add processes, events and objects in EA
  • Link to BPMN models in EA
  • Business services
  • Catalogue business services in EA
  • Business process co-operation viewpoint
  • Business process co-operation viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Business collaborations and interactions
  • Define collaborations and interactions in EA
  • Business interfaces
  • Model business interfaces in EA
  • Representations
  • Add representations in EA
  • Products and contracts
  • Document products and contracts in EA
  • Product viewpoint
  • Illustrate the product viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 1 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

  • Create motivation diagrams in EA
  • Stakeholders and drivers
  • Identify stakeholders and their drivers in EA
  • Assessments and goals
  • Document assessments and goals in EA
  • Stakeholder viewpoint
  • Create stakeholder viewpoint in EA
  • Requirements, constraints and principles
  • Capture requirements and constraints in EA
  • Model influence relationships in EA
  • Map goals to principles in EA
  • Goal realization viewpoint
  • Present goal realization viewpoint in EA
  • Requirements realization viewpoint
  • Show requirements realization viewpoint in EA
  • Motivation viewpoint
  • Illustrate entire motivation viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

  • Create strategy diagrams in EA
  • Capabilities
  • Document capabilities in EA
  • Capability map viewpoint
  • Create capability map viewpoint in EA
  • Resources
  • Catalogue resources in EA
  • Resource map viewpoint
  • Produce resource map viewpoint in EA
  • Courses of action
  • Define courses of action in EA
  • Strategy viewpoint
  • Model strategy viewpoint in EA
  • Outcome realisation viewpoint
  • Record outcome realisation viewpoint in EA

BPMN Teaching – 0.5 hour

  • What is BPMN?
  • Business process models
  • 4 BPMN diagram types

EA and BPMN Teaching – 1 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

  • Create BPMN process diagrams in EA
  • Model business processes
  • Start and end events
  • Activities and sequence flow
  • Add events, activities and sequence flow in EA
  • Exclusive and parallel gateways for logic
  • Use exclusive and parallel gateways in EA
  • Intermediate events
  • Message and timer events
  • Create message and timer events in EA
  • Data stores and data objects
  • Model data objects in EA
  • Tasks and sub-processes
  • Business processes and Sub-processes in EA
  • Allocate responsibility with pools and lanes
  • Define pools and lanes in EA

EA and BPMN Teaching – 1 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

  • Conditional and default sequence flows
  • Conditional and default sequence flows in EA
  • Markers for activity behaviour and task types
  • Select activity behaviour and task types in EA
  • Event types
  • Reflect event types in EA
  • Edge mounted events
  • Transactions and compensation
  • Show transactions and compensations in EA
  • Inclusive and event gateway types
  • Model inclusive and event gateways in EA

EA and BPMN Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 0.25 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.25 hour

  • Create BPMN collaboration diagrams in EA
  • Black box pools
  • Add black box pools in EA
  • Message flows between pools
  • Initiating and responding message icons
  • Show message flows and icons in EA

EA and BPMN Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 0.25 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.25 hour

  • Create BPMN conversation diagrams in EA
  • Black box pools
  • Add black box pools in EA
  • Conversations and links
  • Model conversations and links in EA

EA and BPMN Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 0.25 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.25 hour

  • Create BPMN choreography diagrams in EA
  • Choreography task
  • Model choreography tasks in EA
  • Initiating and responding message icons
  • Show message icons in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Use a shared network drive for EA
  • Create replica projects with EA
  • Connect to DBMS repository or cloud with EA
  • Packages and responsibility in EA
  • Enable security in EA
  • Import and export XMI with EA
  • Integrate EA with version control system
  • Baselines and differences in EA
  • Enable auditing in EA
  • Conduct team discussions in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Create project glossary in EA
  • Generate MS Word, RTF or PDF from EA
  • Select document options in EA
  • Create document templates in EA
  • Produce HTML reports from EA
  • Customise HTML templates in EA